You can also change the look of galleries, have unlisted galleries, have password protected galleries, have Smugmug automatically adding a watermark (depends on the service plan you have activated), have smart galleries, which are populated based on criteria you set and much more.I love being able to create a password protected unlisted gallery to be able to send just a link to a client. I used to have multiple, based on the place I took the photo at, but I than moved that to my blog. In all the years I’ve been using Smugmug, there was’t a single day when my photos were not accessible.
Every photographer needs a good way to show off his photos.
The blog is great for the background story, for a chronological view of how the photographer evolves, but it’s not suitable for a portfolio so much. I’ve been using Smugmug as my portfolio and picture host for over three years now.
Smugmug includes a nice editor and a good set of page elements you can put together to customize your site.
Parts as menus, links, images, dividers and more can be just dragged into position and then with few settings tweaked to fit your site.
As I said this is easy to work with, but not without it’s fault.
One thing that really initiates me when I customize my site is, that when I place an element onto the page, set the width (for instance 20%) and then place a second element next to it, the editor will set both to 50%.On the other side, the one more in the background, I had problems with the site.They newer persisted for long, but they return from time to time.I hate this, because each time I setup my elements, just one click can reset all my settings.Good thing that usually you don’t need to customize it that often. If you need you can upload full size images and Smugmug will create all the sizes for you.You can try Smugmug for free for a month, but I think you will stay with it once you try :) You can go to the signup page and see all the predefined themes here and you can see my Smugmug page under